May Day: Occupy Wall Street Gears Up For Nationwide Strike


There were many who assumed that the winter months would put the Occupy Wall Street movement on ice… permanently. But it appears that the thousands who rose up to protest America’s economic inequality and political corruption were only hibernating.

On May 1st, Occupy Wall Street will launch its first major action of 2012: the first truly nationwide general strike in U.S. history. From the website:

Building on the international celebration of May Day, past General Strikes in U.S. cities like Seattle and Oakland, the recent May 1st Day Without An Immigrant demonstrations, the national general strikes in Spain this year, and the on-going student strike in Quebec, the Occupy Movement has called for A Day Without the 99% on May 1st, 2012. This in and of itself is a tremendous victory. 

In these lean economic times, you might think it would be hard to convince people to abandon their jobs, but the contrary is proving true. Already, workers, students, immigrants, union members, and the unemployed from over 115 U.S. cities have pledged to stand together for economic justice.


Politicians, especially those from the GOP involved in the current Presidential race, like to act like the middle and lower classes don’t matter. They say it’s more important to coddle and pander to the 1%, because apparently, when the rich make more money to hide in offshore bank accounts, it makes things better for the rest of us.

Let’s see how the corporations like it when the 99% stops spending its hard earned money on low-quality crap. Let’s see what happens to their precious quotas when the 99% doesn’t show up for work. Let’s see what happens when everyone from all walks of life stops producing, consuming and participating within the current system and demands something better.

Instead of continuing in our role as corporate cogs, let’s stop the madness. On May 1, don’t buy anything, don’t clock in, don’t put your money in a corporate bank, and don’t go to school. Resist in any way you can, and show your support for the millions like you, who are fighting for social equality and economic justice.

To learn more about the May 1st General Strike, including why and how you can participate (without getting fired!), go here.


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Marianne Good
Past Member 6 years ago


Nancy L.
Nancy L7 years ago

How silly ...

Theodore Z.

"WE THE PEOPLE" have a great opportunity to send a message to the 1.0% of the Rich and Powerful and to the Congress of the United States of America that we are feed up with them and we want to take our government back. That we want governemnt to function for the benefit and protection of the Poor and Middle-Class.

Sheila L.
Sheila Swan L7 years ago


Pat Mencke
Pat Mencke7 years ago

I have another way to occupy and protest.
I have a petition just initiated to demand that Congress pass a law that all requests for gender I.D. be banned for any purpose other than medical. This would protect GLCT and it will fight back in the War on Women. And such a petition will put the people in Congress on notice that they are losing and to knock off the class, gender, sexual bills. It may make some of the supporters of these Congresspersons realize that the 99% is not buying their guano.

The petition is not up on CARE2 yet but you can sign it on by searching for,"Congress and their supporters: Pass a law to ban all requests for gender I.D. except for medical reasons."

Thanks for being aware and active.

Michael C.
Michael C7 years ago

Paul H, There are more than a mere 72, in reference to FEMA camps, I have personally seen many and if any of wish to know their exact locations, we can provide the info.

Under NDAA of 2012, (National Defense Authorization Act of 2012), any Amerikan citizen can be interned at an undisclosed location w/o benefit of counsel, w/o specified changes, for an indefinite period of time.

The beauty of all of this need not be a jew.

Theodore Z.

I have been a full time supporter of the Occpy Movement and have advocated a Nationwide Strike for over a year now. I will be in Washington DC on May 1, 2012 to make my demands known to the Congress. will have Many Signs which I will change every 30 minutes. I wil;l have a list of 31 items that I think the majority of the United Staes of America's Citizenswant the Congress to do for the 99% of the Citizens.

paul h.
paul h7 years ago

Ask your congressman about the 72 Fema camps ...FUSION CENTRES ... also called euphemistically as Residential Centres as whole families can "holiday" there.

Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it ..... George Santyana (sic)

Check this out:

Arild Warud
Arild Warud7 years ago

Go for it,don't give up the fight.

Parvez Zuberi
Parvez Zuberi7 years ago

GO for it remain united in your struggle to achieve the goal